Happy Birthday, Jon Gruden! Here's An Awkward Segment

It was Jon Gruden's birthday Saturday so ESPN decided to celebrate in a way sure to make everyone involved uncomfortable. There was a Gruden-through-the-ages slideshow. The Washington Redskins cheerleaders brought him a cake. There was half-hearted singing. Gruden mention how he was blushing. Mike Tirico made sure to… »8/19/13 10:25pm8/19/13 10:25pm

Hey, Tennessee Fans, Cheer Up: Jon Gruden Watched That Loss On A Flight To Phoenix

Is Jon Gruden going to be the next University of Tennessee football coach? Derek Dooley isn't all that popular in Knoxville right now, and as Clay Travis wrote recently, Gruden is a logical replacement: Gruden's first job out of college was as a graduate assistant at the University of Tennessee, his wife was a UT… »10/27/12 4:45pm10/27/12 4:45pm

Here's Why Chris Berman Calling An NFL Game Is A Terrible Idea (In Case You Needed A Reminder)

Over the years, ESPN has used the second game of the annual Week 1 Monday Night Football doubleheader as a kind of test kitchen, to see just how much bullshit American sports fans can tolerate. We've been subjected to Mike Greenberg, Mike Golic, and Mike Ditka, all at once. Twice. And now, as the cherry on the shit… »6/27/12 2:40pm6/27/12 2:40pm

ESPN Finally Relents And Will Let Chris Berman In The Booth For One MNF Game

For years, Chris Berman has wanted to call a pro football game—something he hasn't done in all his time at ESPN. Before the 2009 season, we've heard, Berman asked the network if he could call just one game, maybe a late-season nothingburger like Cardinals-49ers. And ESPN, as it always has, slammed the door in his… »6/27/12 2:19pm6/27/12 2:19pm